• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in Depression and anxiety 2009
  • DOI:10.1002/da.20417

Investigating the mechanisms of hoarding from an experimental perspective.

@article{Preston2009InvestigatingTM,
  title={Investigating the mechanisms of hoarding from an experimental perspective.},
  author={Stephanie Danette Preston and Jordana Muroff and Steven Wengrovitz},
  journal={Depression and anxiety},
  year={2009},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={
          425-37
        }
}
BACKGROUND Acquiring and discarding objects are routine decision processes for most people. Despite the ubiquitous need to make such decisions, little is known about how they are made and what goes wrong when individuals acquire and fail to discard so many items that many areas of their home become unlivable (i.e., clinical hoarding). We hypothesize that clinical hoarding reflects a normal variation in the tendency to acquire and retain objects, only just at a more extreme level. METHODS To… CONTINUE READING

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